Caitlin Gotimer, Soprano
Caitlin Gotimer is a first-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2018-19. She is scheduled to perform Sandman and Dew Fairy/Hansel & Gretel, Elettra in afterWARds - Mozart's Idomeneo Reimagined, and Older Alyce in Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied.
She completed an Artist Diploma in Opera at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she also received a Master of Music in Voice in 2017. While attending CCM Ms. Gotimer sang Dalinda in Ariodante, Suor Angelica in Suor Angelica, and Anne Sexton in Conrad Sousa's Transformations.
Ms. Gotimer has been seen previously with Crested Butte Opera Studio where she recently sang the role of Lauretta/Gianni Schicchi. She debuted with the company in 2016 singing Musetta in La bohème and sang scenes in Carmen as Micaëla. Ms.Gotimer has also performed scenes of Street Scene as Rose with the Chautauqua Institution in 2014.
Ms. Gotimer has been the recipient of several awards and honors including being the recipient of one the top prizes in CCM's annual Corbett Competition, the Italo Tajo Award. She won the Audience Favorite Award and Second Prize in the Opera Guild of Dayton Competition and was a recipient of an Encouragement Award winner of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Opera National Councils in 2016. In 2015, Ms. Gotimer won first place in the National Biennial Collegiate Voice Competition and was selected to be a Binghamton University Summer Scholar and Artist before attending the first of two summers at the Chautauqua Institute School of Music.
In this excerpt of “After you hear me out" from Glory Denied, Older Alyce (Caitlin Gotimer) begins to tell her husband (Older Thompson/Ben Taylor) about decisions she made while he was held captive as a POW in Vietnam for nine years.
In this excerpt from Glory Denied, Older Alyce (Caitlin Gotimer) acknowledges that her husband went through hell during his nine years as a Prisoner Of War in the Vietnam War, while pointing out that things weren’t easy on her during that time either.
In this excerpt of “D’Oreste, D’Ajace" from afterWARds – Mozart’s Idomeneo Reimagined, Elettra (Caitlin Gotimer) comes unglued as she realizes that Idamante, who she loves, is in love with someone else.